Rapid City students get involved in political process - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City students get involved in political process


Their vote may not officially count - but students at a Rapid City Elementary School are getting involved in the political process. 
On Tuesday morning, fourth graders at South Park Elementary took part in Kids Voting USA, casting a vote for President, Representative, and Commissioners.

To make the process even more life-like, they were given voter registration cards.

High School volunteers, like Nathan Ashworth from Jefferson Academy, were there to help the students understand exactly what it was they were voting for this election day.
"I hope the kids get out of it that voting is important and that every vote counts and when they vote they know who they are voting for," said Ashworth.
By helping the students make informed decisions, Ashworth hopes it will lead the young students to good voting practices when they turn 18 years old.

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